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    Broke hitch bolt

    Noob move got a new Kuat transfer two hitch rack. Was tightened g the bolt through the hitch and it was super tight so I used my body weight to keep ratcheting it down and bent the bolt which then broke. Now I got a new bike rack w a broken bolt stuck in the hitch- dumba$$!

    Any service suggestions for fixing this? Don't want to screw it up further😱

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    Iím guessing it was cross threaded so now your only option is to sell your car

    Can you get a drill in there? If so, you should be able to drill a hole in the bolt and then use an ez out, to get the bolt out.

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    Yeah can get in there just feel like I'm going to make it worse. Was thinking a car shop or some other mechanic type shop might be able to get it out with less effort than I would.

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    If you havenít done it before, then taking it to a shop is likely the best way to go. Broken bolts on vehicles is a pretty common thing so most shops should have plenty of experience with fixing it.

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    I'm assuming you broke the head off the bolt. The bolt is pretty long. You should be able to clamp on the other end with some vice grips and unscrew it from the other side.
    Change begins by doing something different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkman999 View Post
    Iím guessing it was cross threaded so now your only option is to sell your car

    Can you get a drill in there? If so, you should be able to drill a hole in the bolt and then use an ez out, to get the bolt out.
    Looks like I was 11 hours too late on this one. First world problem solved.
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    Vice grips, hacksaw, drill and ez out. In that order, try the easy options first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDwayyo View Post
    Vice grips, hacksaw, drill and ez out. In that order, try the easy options first.
    You forgot the easiest option of all. Get someone else to do it.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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